Sears Roebuck and Co. Selling Houses 1908 - 1940

I noticed in the Wallstreet Journal May 15-05 a story about the Houses sold from the cataloge of Sears Roebuck and Co 1908 to 1940.   They were shipped in bundles to the buyer and the buyer erected them. They are trying to find these houses to put them on a historical list of houses to be protected. The article is authored by Sara Schaeffer Munoz.
Such a house was sold to a farmer about 4 or 5 miles south of Ashland on the road to the state line between OK and Ks.
I do not remember the farmers name but I remember they lived in the barn while they erected the house.
I am Frank Moore Jr. the son of Frank Moore who lived south of Ashland on the state line.  Our mailing address during the 30's was Ashland Ks Rt. #2.  Dad had a home made semi trailer that he hauled livestock in taking them to Wichita for sale. 
I thought the info about the house might interest you.
Frank Moore Jr.
 
PS I was a member of the freshman class of 1936-37 in the Ashland High School.


Submitted by Frank Moore, Jr. in May 15, 2006.

 

 

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